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Scientists Examine Wound Healing at Molecular Level

April 21, 2015 10:51 am | by GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT | News | Comments

In order to prevent death by bleeding or infection, every wound (skin opening) must close at some point. The events leading to skin closure had been unclear for many years.

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Achieving Healthcare Reform’s Goals of Higher Quality, Cost Effective Care through Reposable Laparoscopic Instrumentation

April 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Mario Nutis, M.D., FACOG, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Del Sol Hospital Center | Blogs | Comments

In this era of reform, where surgeons must strive for both positive patient and financial outcomes, many are turning to reposable laparoscopic instrumentation.

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AHRQ Report: Quality of Care and Patient Safety Are Improving

April 21, 2015 9:18 am | by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | News | Comments

This year’s report has been consolidated and tracks performance measures that align with the National Quality Strategy. 

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Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

April 21, 2015 9:06 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

 "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week.

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Inside Knowledge: Superfast Imaging Machine Takes Young Patients on a Pirate Ship While Doctors Work

April 21, 2015 9:01 am | by GE Reports staff | News | Comments

Last year, however, some physicians started using a superfast CT scanner made by GE that allows them to analyze the bone structure in great detail. Images acquired by the machine can help clinicians improve the surgery planning process.

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Universal Donor Plasma Can Save Lives of Massively Bleeding Trauma Patients

April 20, 2015 4:36 pm | by WILEY | News | Comments

The plasma is given in addition to red blood cell transfusions to optimize treatment.

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Surgeon Says Non-Chemical, Non-Latex Gloves Saved His Career

April 20, 2015 11:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Fourteen years into his surgical career, he noticed his hands were suddenly red and itchy.

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Federal Grant Advances Pain-free Blood Tests

April 20, 2015 10:06 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes. 

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Antimicrobial Medical Units Outperform Typical Hospitals in Cleanness

April 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Parx Plastics | News | Comments

Right after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines semi-permanent hospitals were build to replace the original hospital, which was smashed and flooded beyond repair.

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Leading Doctors Warn Research Strategy Needs to Change to Prevent Sepsis Deaths

April 20, 2015 9:52 am | by THE LANCET | News | Comments

According to Professor Cohen, lead author of the Commission and Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, "Sepsis is both one of the best known yet most poorly understood medical disorders, and one of the most challenging medical conditions in routine clinical practice."

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Waivers May Give Next President Way Out of Healthcare Feuds

April 20, 2015 9:43 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own healthcare systems. 

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Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 5:15 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO | News | Comments

Cerebrovascular disease covers a group of dysfunctions related to blood vessels supplying the brain. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, smoking and ischemic heart disease.

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Q&A: Smoothing Out Barcode Lines

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Dr. Jason D. Bloom, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, shared his experience using Restylane Silk.

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Genomics Tool Could Predict Tumor Aggressiveness, Treatment Outcomes

April 17, 2015 9:33 am | by OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER | News | Comments

Researchers used a new scoring method they developed called MATH (mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity) to measure the genetic variability among cancer cells within tumors from 305 patients with head and neck cancer.

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Intersex Surgeries Spark Move Away from Drastic Treatment

April 17, 2015 9:28 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Then, as surgical techniques for ambiguous genitals evolved, doctors began performing surgeries on affected infants and encouraged parents to raise children as the sex they visibly resembled.

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